So part one of “Five fighters ready to save #UFCLondon” went down and storm and so I am back by popular demand to bring you five more of the most talented European fighters outside the UFC, who should all be staying fighting fight in the lead up to #UFCLondon.
James Brum (MMA 17-3)
James “Job Done” Brum is one of the most well known and respected Bantamweights in the UK and made a storm between 2012 and 2013 in Cage Warriors earning himself a Title shot after racking up seven back to back wins for the promotion. Since Cage Warriors got sold, Johns has taken to fighting on local show Shock N Awe and Killacam picking up three wins, two by submission and continuing to prove that he really is one of the best Bantamweights in Europe.
Jimmy Wallhead (MMA 28-9)
In my eyes its criminal that “Judo” Jimmy has never fought for the UFC and he has got to be one of if not the most experienced and highly touted fighters that has yet to make his mark on the World’s number one promotion. Wallhead has had a career resurgence after dropping a fight to Danny Roberts and has scored three knockouts on the bounce. At still only 31 years of age and with over 35 bouts under his belt you simply cannot deny that Jimmy Wallhead is ready for the big stage.
Matt Inman (MMA 17-7)
Another top Welterweight is SBG’s Matt Inman who has looked a totally different fighter in his recent bouts. Inman went through a rough patch in Cage Warriors in 2014 but since has put on four solid performances earning three stoppages and one decision win over a very game Tommy Quinn. Inman’s head seems to be in the right place at present and I am a firm believer that there is still plenty left to see from Inman.
Brett Caswell (MMA 8-1)
Whilst no Flyweight bouts have been announced to date for the #UFCLondon card I feel that Caswell really deserves a change to prove his worth at Flyweight. The “Lil Ninja” is on a four fight win streak and has some of the best Judo for MMA in the UK and is in my opinion the number one Flyweight in the UK. Interestingly there are only three European Flyweights in the UFC at present and no Brits, so there is certainly an opening to be filled and I don’t think many would disagree that Caswell would be a very credible name to fill that void.
Saul Rogers (MMA 10-1)
#YouBetterCallSaul! Come on Dana give the man one chance at the very least, everyone deserves a second chance, right? Rogers proved his worth on the Ultimate Fighter and prior to that was well on track to get himself a crack at the Cage Warriors Lightweight Title prior to the promotion shutting up shop. Another SBG Manchester fighter, Rogers has come within touching distance of fighting on the big stage and whilst only himself and the UFC will know what happened with his visa I feel that his record and performance on TUF alone make him worthy of stepping in as a late replacement should they need someone for #UFCLondon.
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